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Author: J Gordon Melton; James A Beverley; Constance M Jones; Pamela Susan Nadell; Thomson Gale (Firm)
Publisher: Detroit : Gale Cengage Learning, ©2009.
Series: Gale virtual reference library.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 8th editionView all editions and formats
Summary:
Covers numerous North American religious groups in the U.S. and Canada. Includes essays and directory listings describing the historical development of religious families and providing factual information about each group within those families. Provides, when available, rubrics for membership figures, educational facilities and periodicals.
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Melton, J. Gordon.
Melton's encyclopedia of American religions.
Detroit : Gale Cengage Learning, ©2009
(DLC) 2008037465
(OCoLC)245023142
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: J Gordon Melton; James A Beverley; Constance M Jones; Pamela Susan Nadell; Thomson Gale (Firm)
ISBN: 9781414410395 1414410395 9780787696962 078769696X
OCLC Number: 317551576
Description: 1 online resource (xxvi, 1386 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: The Development of American Religion: An Interpretive View --
Religion in Canada: A Historical Survey, 1500 to the Present --
American Religion in the Twenty-first Century --
Interfaith and Ecumenical Family of Organizations --
Interfaith Groups --
Christian Ecumenical Organizations --
Western Liturgical Family, Part I: The Western Catholic Tradition --
Intrafaith Organizations --
Roman Catholic Church --
Independent and Old Catholic Churches --
Western Liturgical Family, Part II: Anglicanism --
Intrafaith Organizations --
Anglican Churches --
Eastern Liturgical Family --
Intrafaith Organizations --
Orthodoxy --
Non-Chalcedonian Orthodoxy --
Lutheran Family --
Intrafaith Organizations --
Lutheran Churches --
Reformed-Presbyterian Family --
Intrafaith Organizations --
Reformed --
Presbyterian --
Congregationalism --
Pietist-Methodist Family --
Intrafaith Organizations --
Scandinavian Pietism --
United Methodism --
Non-Episcopal Methodism --
Black Methodism --
German Methodism --
British Methodism --
Holiness Family --
Intrafaith Organizations --
Nineteenth Century Holiness --
Twentieth Century Holiness --
Black Holiness --
Glenn Griffith Movement --
Pentecostal Family --
Intrafaith Organizations --
White Trinitarian Holiness Pentecostals --
White Trinitarian Pentecostals --
Deliverance Pentecostals --
Apostolic Pentecostals --
Black Trinitarian Pentecostals --
Signs Pentecostals --
Spanish-Speaking Pentecostals --
Latter Rain Pentecostals --
Other Pentecostals --
European Free Church Family --
Intrafaith Organizations --
German Mennonites --
Russian Mennonites --
Amish --
Brethren --
Quakers (Friends) --
Other European Free Traditions --
Baptist Family --
Intrafaith Organizations --
Calvinist Missionary Baptists --
Primitive Baptists --
Black Baptists --
General Baptists --
Seventh Day Baptists --
Christian Church --
Independent Fundamentalist Family --
Plymouth Brethren --
Fundamentalists and Evangelical Churches --
Messianic Judaism --
Grace Gospel Movement --
Other Bible Students --
Adventist Family --
Intrafaith Organizations --
Sunday Adventists --
Seventh Day Adventists --
Church of God Adventists --
Bible Student Groups --
Sacred Name Groups --
Southcottites --
Other Adventists --
British Israelism --
Liberal Family --
Intrafaith Organizations --
Liberal --
Mail Order and Internet Churches --
Latter-day Saints Family --
Utah Mormons --
Polygamy-Practicing --
Missouri Mormons --
Other Mormons --
Communal Family --
Communal-Before 1960 --
Communal-After 1960 --
Western Esoteric Family I: Ancient Wisdom --
Intrafaith Organizations --
Rosicrucianism --
Occult Orders --
Theosophy --
Alice Bailey Groups --
Liberal Catholic Churches --
I AM Groups --
Gurdjieffian Fourth Way Groups --
Other Theosophical Groups --
Western Esoteric Family II: Spiritualism & New Age --
Swedenborgian Groups --
Spiritualism --
Channeling --
Flying Saucer Groups --
Drug-Related Groups --
Other Psychic New Age Groups --
Western Esoteric Family III: Magick --
Intrafaith Organizations --
Ritual Magick --
Wiccan Religion and Contemporary Paganism --
Druid Neopaganism --
Norse Heathensim --
Vodou --
Satanism --
Western Esoteric Family IV: Christian Science-Metaphysical --
Intrafaith Organizations --
Christian Science --
New Thought --
Middle Eastern Family, Part I: Judaism --
Pan-Denominational Jewish Organizations --
Conservative Judaism --
Orthodox Judaism --
Reform Judaism --
Hasidic Judaism --
African American Judaism --
Additional Jewish Groups --
Middle Eastern Family, Part II: Islam, Zoroastrianism, Baha'i --
Intrafaith Organizations --
Islam --
Sufism --
African-American Islam --
Zoroastrianism --
Baha'i --
The Druze --
Eastern Family, Part I: Hinduism, Jainism, Sikhism --
Intrafaith Organizations --
Hinduism --
Indian-American Hindu Temples --
Jainism --
Sikhism --
Sant Mat --
Eastern Family, Part II: Buddhism, Shinto, Japanese New Religions --
Intrafaith Organizations --
Theravada Buddhism --
Japanese Buddhism --
Zen Buddhism --
Chinese Buddhism --
Korean Buddhism --
Tibetan Buddhism --
Western Buddhism --
Shinto --
Taoism --
Unclassified Christian Churches --
Homosexually Oriented Churches --
Unclassified Religious Groups --
Defunct Appendix --
Interfaith & Ecumenical --
Western Liturgical --
Anglicanism --
Eastern Liturgical --
Lutheran --
Reformed-Presbyterian --
Pietist-Methodist --
Holiness --
Pentecostal --
European Free-Church --
Baptist --
Independent Fundamentalist --
Adventist --
Liberal --
Latter-day Saints --
Communal --
Western Esoteric I: Ancient Wisdom --
Western Esoteric II: Spiritualism & New Age --
Western Esoteric III: Magick --
Western Esoteric IV: Christian Science/Metaphysical --
Middle Eastern I: Judaism --
Middle Eastern II: Islam, Zoroastrianism, Baha'i --
Eastern I: Hinduism, Jainism, Sikhism --
Eastern II: Buddhism, Shinto, Japanese New Religions --
Unclassified Christian. The development of American religion: an interpretive view --
Religion in Canada: a historical survey, 1500 to the present --
American religion in the twenty-first century --
Interfaith and ecumenical family of organizations --
Western liturgical family --
Anglicanism --
Eastern liturgical family --
Lutheran family --
Reformed-Presbyterian family --
Pietist-Methodist family --
Holiness family --
Pentecostal family --
European Free-Church family --
Baptist family --
Independent Fundamentalist family --
Adventist family --
Liberal family --
Latter-Day Saints family --
Communal family --
Western esoteric family I: ancient wisdom --
Western esoteric family II: spiritualism and new age --
Western esoteric family III: Magick --
Western esoteric family IV: Christian Science/Metaphysical --
Middle Eastern family, Part I: Judaism --
Middle Eastern family, Part II: Islam, Zoroastrianism, and Baha'I --
Eastern family, Part I: Hinduism, Jainism, Sikhism --
Eastern family, Part II: Buddhism, Shinto, Japanese new religions --
Unclassified Christian churches --
Unclassified religious groups.
Series Title: Gale virtual reference library.
Other Titles: Encyclopedia of American religions
Responsibility: J. Gordon Melton ; James Beverley, associate editor ; Constance Jones, assistant editor ; Pamela S. Nadell, assistant editor ; foreword by Rodney Stark.

Abstract:

Covers numerous North American religious groups in the U.S. and Canada. Includes essays and directory listings describing the historical development of religious families and providing factual information about each group within those families. Provides, when available, rubrics for membership figures, educational facilities and periodicals.
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